List of states and union territories of India by area

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The following is a list of states and union territories of the Republic of India by area from largest to smallest according to the census of 2011. India consists of 29 states and 7 union territories.[1][2]

List[edit]

Rank State / Territory Area (km2) Region National Share (%) Country of comparable size (land mass) Ref
1 Rajasthan 342,238 Western 10.41  Germany
2 Madhya Pradesh 308,350 Central 9.37  Oman
3 Maharashtra 307,713 Western 9.36  Italy
4 Uttar Pradesh 243,290 Northern 7.33  United Kingdom
5 Gujarat 196,024 Western 5.96  Senegal
6 Karnataka 191,791 Southern 5.83  Syria
7 Andhra Pradesh 162,968 Southern 4.87  Tunisia
8 Odisha 155,707 Eastern 4.73  Bangladesh
9 Chhattisgarh 135,191 Central 4.11  Greece
10 Tamil Nadu 130,058 Southern 3.95  Nicaragua
11 Telangana 112,077 Southern 3.49  Honduras
12 Jammu and Kashmir 102,376.68 Northern 6.76  South Korea [note 1]
13 Bihar 94,165 Eastern 2.86  Hungary
14 West Bengal 88,752 Eastern 2.70  Serbia
15 Arunachal Pradesh 83,743 Northeastern 2.54  Austria
16 Jharkhand 79,714 Eastern 2.42  Czech Republic
17 Assam 78,438 Northeastern 2.38  Panama
18 Himachal Pradesh 55,673 Northern 1.70  Croatia
19 Uttarakhand 53,483 Northern 1.62  Bosnia and Herzegovina
20 Punjab 50,362 Northern 1.53  Slovakia
21 Haryana 44,212 Northern 1.34  Denmark
22 Kerala 38,863 Southern 1.18  Bhutan
23 Meghalaya 22,429 Northeastern 0.68  Belize
24 Manipur 22,327 Northeastern 0.68  Slovenia
25 Mizoram 21,081 Northeastern 0.64  El Salvador
26 Nagaland 16,579 Northeastern 0.50  Swaziland
27 Tripura 10,486 Northeastern 0.31  Lebanon
28 Sikkim 7,096 Eastern 0.21  Cyprus
29 Goa 3,702 Western 0.11  French Polynesia
UT1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 8,249 Bay of Bengal 0.25  Puerto Rico
NCT Delhi 1,483 Northern 0.04  Faroe Islands
UT2 Puducherry 492 Southern 0.01  Saint Lucia
UT3 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 491 Western 0.01  Andorra
UT4 Chandigarh 114 Northern 0.003  Wallis and Futuna
UT5 Daman and Diu 112 Western 0.003  Montserrat
UT6 Lakshadweep 32 Arabian Sea 0.001  Macau
** Disputed area (between the states) 23 0.0007  Nauru [note 2]
[note 3]
India 3,287,263[a] 100

Source:Area of states[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory between India, Pakistan and China. Areas claimed by India including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan that are administered by Pakistan and Aksai Chin region administered by China have been excluded from the total area.
  2. ^ The shortfall of 7 km2 (2.7 sq mi) area of Madhya Pradesh and 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi) area of Chhattisgarh is yet to be resolved by the Survey of India.
  3. ^ Disputed area of 13 km2 (5.0 sq mi) between Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh is included in neither.
  1. ^ The area figures of states and union territories do not add up to area of India because:
    • The shortfall of 7 km2 area of Madhya Pradesh and 3 km2. area of Chhattisgarh is yet to be resolved by the Survey of India.[3]
    • Disputed area of 13 km2 between Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh is neither included in Puducherry nor in Andhra Pradesh.[3]
    • Area figures do not include the areas claimed by India that are in Pakistani or Chinese administrative control. This includes 78,114 km2 of area in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan under Pakistani administration, 5,180 km2 of area in Shaksgam Valley ceded to China by Pakistan and 37,555 km2 of area in Aksai Chin under Chinese administration totalling to 120,849 km2.[3]
    The Indian government lists the total area as 3,287,263 km2 (1,269,219 sq mi) and the total land area as 3,060,500 km2 (1,181,700 sq mi); the United Nations lists the total area as 3,166,414 km2 (1,222,559 sq mi) and total land area as 2,973,190 km2 (1,147,960 sq mi)." (Library of Congress 2004).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian states and territories census" (PDF). Govt. of Bihar. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Area of Indian states" (pdf). Government of Andhra Pradesh. p. 598.
  3. ^ a b c d "Official site of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, India". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Country Profile: India" (PDF), Library of Congress Country Studies (5th ed.), Library of Congress Federal Research Division, December 2004, retrieved 30 September 2011